yes Dave, exactly. That single trick is called "Thumb Around". One of the very fundamental tricks in penspinning.
I would suggest you to try and do the reverse of that.
The normal one you push the pen with your middle finger.
The reverse one is naturally pushed with the index finger.
When you can do that, you can try and do them back and forth with out pausing. That is called "Thumb Around Harmonic".
I am concentrating ATM on a concept called "Infinity". The basic Infinity is performed using your thumb, index and middle finger only. The pen is held by the end of it. (When you hold the pen by it's end, all of those tricks are called "Viper" style.)
I taught myself how to continue the motion down through all of the fingers. When I got that down I recorded this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBRpkLxUrgU
Just yesterday I taught myself how to do Infinity in reverse.
Reversing, inversing and re-placing tricks is a term that is popularly referred to as "mapping".
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